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Prevent, Promote & Protect
The mission of the Needham Public Health Division since 1877 has been to prevent
and control the spread of disease, to address environmental issues, to promote
healthy lifestyles, and protect the public health and social well-being of all citizens,
especially the most vulnerable.


FLU CLINICS will be held on:
Tuesday, October 11th 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Tuesday, October 18th 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Thursday, October 20th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Our clinics are for those 18 years of age and older. 
We do not have High Dose Flu vaccine.
Please bring insurance cards as we will be billing insurance.
All clinics are scheduled at Center at the Heights, 300 Hillside Ave.

Press Release:  NEEDHAM, MA – (September 7, 2016) The Town of Needham’s
Health and Human Services Department, specifically the Divisions of Council on
Aging (COA) and Public Health, published the results of a town-wide survey to
assess the barriers to senior-friendly housing and transit. The report is the part
of a grant the Town received
from the Massachusetts Association of Health
Boards for Healthy Aging through Healthy Community Design.
  Read full report


Marijuana Legalization, Why It Matters to You. 
Click here to view the "SAM - Smart Approaches to Marijuana; preventing
another big tobacco" presentation by Kevin A. Sabet, Ph.D.
Click here to view the "Public Health Impacts of Marijuana on Brain
Functioning" presentation by John F. Kelly, Ph.D. 

Dumpster Maintenance Requirements
During the hot and humid summer weather, keeping up with dumpster
requirements is more important than ever! Overfilled dumpsters with
open covers and odors are common summertime public health nuisance
complaints. 

Please take a moment to review with your staff the following reminders
to keep your dumpster clean and maintained:
 


Click here to view the All Dumpster Maintenance Requirements
                           
Stop Addiction

For information, support and resources for Opioid Addiction, please visit:

http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/stop-addiction/

Learn2cope and MA General ARMS (Addiction Recovery
Management Service) have additional information
on support groups, resources and other links:


Learn2Cope:
http://learn2cope.org/
MA General ARMS: http://www.massgeneral.org/psychiatry/arms/about.aspx         

Draft Concussion Regulation: http://www.needhamma.gov/health

Extreme Cold Weather Preparedness Tips

Preventing West Nile Virus and Other Mosquito Borne Illness

For more information, contact Norfolk County Mosquito Control
 


Important Links
Timothy McDonald
Director of Public Health
Contact


Inquiry To Health Dept.


Town Hall
1471 Highland Ave. 
Needham, MA  02492

Ph: 781-455-7500 Ext. 511
Fx: 781-455-0892

Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.